This classic gives a unique and sweeping insight into life in China, and in particular the differences between China and the West. Chapters: The Chinese People and Their Origins, The Chinese Character, The Chinese Mind, Chinese Ideals and Religion, Woman's Life, Social and Political Life, Literature, Art and Architecture, The Pleasures of Life, Home and Garden, Eating and Drinking, The End of Life, The Search for Leadership, and The Way Out. The Author: Lin Yutang was a born into a Christian family, and after choosing Taoism and Buddhism returned to Christianity. He we was educated at Harvard, and lived most of his life in America, primarily a writer and translator. His translations of Chinese texts were popular in America. His wife, (Lin TsuiFeng) was a cookbook author who popularized Chinese cooking in America.